Though it might seem cliche and you have probably heard it a million times before, being different, acknowledging your uniqueness, is one of the most important things you can do.
Finding what sets you apart from others can be your best attribute and your most important selling point. Though it was always showcased in school to be you, be different and be utterly unique, it somehow got lost when turning into an adult and having to conform to various standards.
I, myself, love learning new languages. I am pretty fluent in four languages, and learning a few others in my spare time. When I am traveling around the world, and working with others from other countries, it comes into use. For instance, my team has a multitude of languages, and I use every one of my languages every day — German, English, Spanish and Portuguese. I love to translate and speak different languages because it not only exercises my mind, but also helps bring people together and make connections with people that otherwise could not have been really possible.
I think that languages is my niche and it makes me unique, it also is a great skill set to have when applying for jobs after my soccer career is over. Though some people might think that I am bragging or looking to be impressive, I am not. I just love learning languages and I think this is what makes me unique.
Find out what makes you different and unique, but also what makes you marketable. What makes you attractive. This will go beyond your bread and butter skills but truly make you stand out in a crowd of resumes. I think finding your unique factor will contribute a multitude to your career. It might be a bit of extra work to really hone in on your skill, but it will be worth it in the long run.